Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience

  • ISSN: 2171-6625
  • Journal h-index: 17
  • Journal CiteScore: 4.12
  • Journal Impact Factor: 3.21
  • Average acceptance to publication time (5-7 days)
  • Average article processing time (30-45 days) Less than 5 volumes 30 days
    8 - 9 volumes 40 days
    10 and more volumes 45 days
Awards Nomination 20+ Million Readerbase
Indexed In
  • Open J Gate
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • The Global Impact Factor (GIF)
  • China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)
  • Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI)
  • OCLC- WorldCat
  • Proquest Summons
  • Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF)
  • Euro Pub
  • Google Scholar
  • Secret Search Engine Labs
Share This Page


Ruptured Infective (Mycotic) Intracranial Aneurysm Secondary to Bacterial Meningitis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Supreeth Gowda*

Mycotic Aneurysm (MA), a rare complication of systemic infections, is a result of degradation and dilation of the arterial wall. Etiology can be due to endovascular seeding of infective emboli (e.g. infective endocarditis, bacteremia) or extravascular spread of infection (e.g. meningitis, osteomyelitis, orbital cellulitis). Infective Intracranial Aneurysms (IIA) is extremely rare and account for a small fraction of all intracranial aneurysms. Most IIA are caused by bacterial or fungal infections. IIA has a higher risk of rupture as compared to other aneurysms due to their rapid progression and increased vessel fragility. Diagnosis is mostly based on clinical history and neurovascular imaging. Medical management and endovascular intervention can be considered the first-line treatment for unruptured IIA. Open surgery is done in cases of complications or failed endovascular intervention. A case of suspected ruptured IIA secondary to bacterial meningitis is discussed in detail along with a review of the literature. Certain proposals on diagnosis, management, and complication have been put forth.